SAD! Another Nigerian, Uchenna Eloh Killed In South-Africa

Published 1 year ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
at 09:33 PM, 17/08/2017 (1 year ago)

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The Nigerian Union in South Africa on Thursday said that another Nigerian, Uchenna Eloh, has been killed in the Western Cape Province of that country.

Kanayo Onwumelu, Chairman, Western Cape chapter of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Cape Town that Mr. Eloh was strangled to death by South African policemen.

NAN reports that Mr. Eloh hailed from Eziagu in Eziagu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

“We want to call the attention of Nigerian Government to the senseless killing of innocent Nigerians by the police in South Africa.

“At about 11.00 a.m. South African time on Wednesday, a Nigerian, Uchenna Emmanuel Eloh, popularly known as “Monkey’’, was killed by a South African police officer.

“He was walking out of his house toward the bus station when a police van stopped to search him, suspecting that he might be in possession of illegal substance.

“Three policemen accosted Eloh, one of them, by the name Williams, held him on the neck suspecting that he swallowed a substance, while another police officer held him by the legs,’’ he said.

The union official alleged that the policemen dragged Mr. Eloh on the ground until he started foaming and suffocated to death on the spot.

“This is not the first time such senseless killing of innocent Nigerians was carried out by South African police officers.

“We have reported similar killings to the South African Government and Nigeria High Commission in South Africa and nothing was done to bring the culprits to book.

“We want the Nigerian Government to intervene to stop this brutality against innocent Nigerians and stop killing Nigerians out of hatred, racism or xenophobia,’’ he said.

Ikechukwu Anyene, president of Nigerian Union in South Africa, who also confirmed the incident, called for an end to the incessant killing of Nigerians in South Africa.

“Our government needs to do something urgently to make it clear that Nigerian lives matter.

“We have made suggestions on what can be done, but it is now clear to us that the endless talks cannot yield any positive result,’’ Mr. Anyene said.

He said the union had engaged a lawyer to take up the case against South African Police Service.

“But, this kind of legal service should form part of consular services to provide legal services to victimised Nigerians,’’ Mr. Anyene said.

The union said the police had opened an inquest into the case.

NAN recalls that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had in February said that a total 116 Nigerians had been killed in South Africa through extrajudicial means in the last two years.

The presidential aide had said during a meeting with the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Lulu Louis Mnguni, in Abuja that nearly seven in 10 of the killings were carried out by the South African police.

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pricklong at 09:41 PM, 17/08/2017 (1 year ago)
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SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE  WHO IS SOTH AFRICA
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tegonwa at 09:55 PM, 17/08/2017 (1 year ago)
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In The End Time; Brothers Will Fight Brothers.This Is It.Nawaa O!
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freethinker at 09:59 PM, 17/08/2017 (1 year ago)
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LOOK AT PEOPLE WE HELPED WHEN THEY WERE IN DIRE NEED, NOW WE ARE THEIR NUMBER 1 ENEMY.
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Starnixx at 10:05 PM, 17/08/2017 (1 year ago)
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is it by force to be in south Africa
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Mykie010 at 11:23 PM, 17/08/2017 (1 year ago)
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Ruthie go check ur inbox,very important
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dabbyyoung at 12:34 AM, 18/08/2017 (1 year ago)
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why na this police are hachless
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ruthie at 09:24 AM, 18/08/2017 (1 year ago)
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RIP..SORRY
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ruthie at 09:44 AM, 18/08/2017 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: Mykie010 on 11:23 PM, 17/08/2017
Ruthie go check ur inbox,very important
DONE!!!!!
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osarobo62 at 03:49 PM, 18/08/2017 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: freethinker on 09:59 PM, 17/08/2017
LOOK AT PEOPLE WE HELPED WHEN THEY WERE IN DIRE NEED, NOW WE ARE THEIR NUMBER 1 ENEMY.
just because you helped them doesn't mean you should go and sell drugs to them
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